in my 20's, i question my religion. like going to temple for " high holy days " and other jewish holidays, jewish people observe. just going to temple at all, why i am going?
i just go to temple for familyreasons, not personal goals or needs. the words of the " torah " didn't mean much to me. much of it was in hebrew, i never could master that much.
i understood when the rabbi spoken explain what the torah was saying it make sense. sometimes, i felt something with compassion, what he was saying that i felt in my heart. in my early 20's, from being a kid to adult, this part of my religion, i didn't need in my life.
i have been close to 20 years, since i step into a temple, i don't miss it. i always that should go to temple for obligation to my faith. then why i am not interest it anymore.
god in my heart, i am jewish. i believe in jewish traditions. some of at least.
i never heard that you don't lost your faith, if you don't go temple once or twice a year. fear of god, strike me down with one of his lightning bolts, if i don't go to temple. ( twilite, and your lovely ex-wife stella stand out of this post. wait to see if lightning strike either one of you down, while i finish this post.
we, all brought up believe that we as regilion is more important thing than anything in our life. the truth is that religion to anyone is a choose. not command, that have in your life. people think they have to follow.